12.04.2011

My Crazy Haircut

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It is finally done! The hair which once nearly reached all the way down my back has been chopped off and now barely brushes my shoulders. The severed ponytail is currently confined in a Ziploc bag and will soon be mailed all the way to Florida to an organization called Locks of Love where it will be made into a wig. Three years ago, I donated my hair for the first time ever; I cut fifteen inches off and was left with a bob. After that day, I knew I wanted to do it again. Thus last Friday, a friend and I did the big "chop" together! It was such a crazy, exciting time; and having someone to do it with made it way more thrilling.

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photo credit: my friend

There is no other feeling like it. The crackly sound as the scissors slowly cut away at my ponytail. Slowly, I felt the weight of my hair lessening until an almost surreal feeling of lightness hit me. Then, once it was removed forever, to suddenly be holding it in my hand, staring at it as it sits on the cabinet in front of me. Hair once so familiar, now so foreign.

Do not mistake my words for regret, though. I am currently in love with my new haircut. It is so much lighter and swish-able. Not to mention easier to wash, dry, and comb.

Thank you, my friend, for joining me in this wild adventure! So tell me, what do you think?

31 comments:

  1. You know I love it! And I love you and the time we spent together. It was definitely bonding time.

    Scary, but I love it. I love it.

    Thank you for the experience. ;)

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  2. Love your new hair-cut! :) You look so pretty!

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  3. I adore your new haircut! I've had mine like that a couple of times, and a couple months ago I wanted to do it again but everyone told me not to....so I didn't. :)

    big hugs, xxxx~Kelsey

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  4. It's so cute!! I like it a lot!

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  5. Love it! I've donated two times, it's so nice to be able to! I love the feeling of lightness you get, when my super thick hair gets 8-10 inches cut off!:)
    You are so cute!

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  6. SO cute! I love your hair cut! :) I did the same thing back in June! :)

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  7. the last one is my favorite. you look gorgeous :))
    -jocee <3

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  8. I LURV IT. :)

    Beautiful dear!

    -Rachel

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  9. It's all gone!! ;) I LOVE it, so gorgeous!

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  10. Oh, and I forgot to say that I love your new design! :)

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  11. pretty ... -ok now im speechless

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  12. SO pretty! I especially love the next to last picture. :)

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  13. How exciting! I've always wanted to donate to Locks of Love, but I never have the patience to grow my (extremely thick) hair out long enough.
    love the new design!

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  14. That is so exciting! Locks of Love!? I want to do that so bad. :)

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  15. Ohh, Locks of Love? I've done that before!! It was such a neat experience and I would totally do it again if my hair would cooperate. :)

    Lovely new design!!

    --Abi :)

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  16. I donated mine 2 years ago, so I'm in the grow it back out stage. :-) Your hair looks lovely. And it looks so warm there! We're in wool socks, sweaters and scarves up here! :-)

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  17. Completely gorgeous. I love it; even more than your long hair. So pretty Kimberly!

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  18. your hair is soooo cute!!! I love it! I love how it flips up in the back...and the layers are great....
    I'm doing mine short on fri...we'll have to get together and compare....

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  19. @Rebekah, I know, it was such a good time! Glad that you are beginning to like your new haircut. :) Love you all.

    @Sarah, oh, you're cutting your hair, too!! :D Can't wait to see how it looks; and yes, we certainly do need to get together!

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  20. Awww, how adorable! I bet your just running your fingers thru it like crazy. The top photo took me of guard, my first thought was "Who is that lady on Kim's blog?" VERY cute...

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  21. Your new hair do is really neat and nice, suits you better lar

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  22. You're so cute! That's awesome that you did that. =)

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  23. I really like it! I recently cut my hair short too -- but it's really really short! And that picture where you got your haircut... the place looks so unique. Is it a room or an actual hair salon? love, pam :)

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  24. It looks really great! I have cut a foot of hair off more than once! I love donating it too...(cool hairstylist place too )
    anyway, I bet it feels AMAZING!

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  25. @Pam, aw, I bet your haircut looks adorable! That room is actually a small hair studio. It's a really unique, relaxing place. :)

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  26. Aww! Thats so cool! It took me almost 5 years to grow my hair out enough to donate to Locks of Love!

    Love your blog!

    ~Hannah

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  27. Your new hair actually fits you. It's like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders, literally, huh? Haha. I totally admire your courage. Most girls your age would go ballistic if their hair was cut that short. But you didn’t. Most of all, I admire your good heart for donating your hair. I bet it would look good on the little girl who would be wearing that wig.


    Tamara Hodges

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  28. I personally think that it’s GREAT that you’re donating your hair to Locks of Love. Not only will you be getting a whole new edgy look, you’ll also be making a little girl out there very happy and I think that is very commendable.
    Curtis Hutchinson

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